If you’d like an exciting career in the fast-paced world of journalism then this is the course for you. Develop the skills needed to work in a multi-disciplinary media environment including TV, radio, print and online journalism.
The entry requirements for this course are 112-128 tariff points from 3 A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Produce news broadcasts in our professional TV studios, design magazines, film TV news packages and interview members of the public as well as guests on live radio
Take part in authentic news day activities in the community to reflect real industry practice and publish news and features across our student platforms
Learn from experienced professionals and successful alumni. Previous speakers include Jon Snow (Channel 4), Jake Wallis Simons (Daily Mail Online), and Stephen Sackur (BBC HARDTalk)
Take advantage of BU’s partnership with AFC Bournemouth to cover home games, attend pre-match conferences and conduct interviews at Vitality Stadium
Make invaluable industry connections during a 30-week work placement with organisations such as national and regional media, the BCC and Sky Sports.
This course is ranked 15th in its subject area according to the 2022 Guardian League Tables and 90% of our graduates are employed or in further study within 15 months after finishing their studies.
Academic & Professional Practice
Collaborative Communication Project
Media & Current Debates
News and Storytelling
Journalism and Society
Research for Journalism
Broadcast Journalism 2
News and Storytelling 2
Journalism research methods
Global Current Affairs
21st Century Journalist (optional)
Sports World (optional)
Shorthand 2 (optional)
You’ll complete either a 4-week placement (on the three-year version of the course), or a minimum 30-week work placement (on the four-year version), which can be carried out anywhere in the world. Your placement offers you a chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future.
Major Multimedia Project
Professional Perspectives and Global Voices
Shorthand 3 (optional)
Digital Media Manager
Football Presenter, Reporter and Commentator
Freelance Broadcast Journalist
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